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Secrets of Stillness retreat is an opportunity to work with Secret, who has 30 plus years of experience in yoga and Hands On Healing teacher training. Each day will include a hands on trade with your colleagues guided by Secret, yoga teacher training, and classes and education on health and healing offered by Secret and the team at the Farm of Life.
All guests will be staying at Farm of Life. This is an exclusive, intimate retreat center, and one of only a handful of retreats. Your accommodations are charming, comfortable shared rooms with exquisite views, fully equipped with internet, electricity, screened windows, ceiling fans, flush toilets, and hot showers.
The yoga rancho is built of natural materials, and sits at the highest point on the farm, backed up to a dense forest and facing majestic ocean views. It is a space of serenity. The harvest house is the farm’s central gathering place for meals, recreation, and wellness programs. This large rancho under a thatched roof has a kitchen, dining hall, and lounging area.
This is a space for relaxing in a hammock or on the sofa, sitting down for a conversation, and sharing meals. The Harvest House enjoys pleasant breezes, cool temperatures, and incredible views of the valley and evening sunsets.
Farm of Life’s favorite energy worker and healer, Secret, brings together a retreat of expert body workers and emerging healers for a truly unique and authentic experience. Everyone is given a chance to learn, to give and receive and to rest deeply. During this retreat, Secret teaches her bio-dialectic hands-on healing and everyone practices on one another.
Bio-dialetic, Secret’s special brand of energy work, is about listening to the body’s truth and divine intelligence, honoring it, and witnessing the healing unfold. If you looking to become a hands-on healer or if you already have skills you want to share, then you would definitely benefit from this retreat.
Bio-dialectic is Secret’s own term for her work which is a combination of her lifelong experience in healing. It literally means a conversation in search of the truth on the level of the biology and the biosphere of the client and the practitioner. With roots in bio-dynamic craniosacral bodywork, bio-dialectic is a modality for listening to the body and assisting in the self-healing process.
Bio refers to the human biology, the energy and anatomy of the body, and dialectic was popularized by Plato and means “the art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions”. Together they form what is the search of truth in the moment for that person.
Secret is known as a teacher's teacher and has been teaching yoga since 2000. Secret has studied with many teachers and after 30 years, she has cultivated her own integrative teacher style with a variety ranging from very active to restorative. Alignment is a major part of her teaching style yet she gives time for silent reflection. She has studied classical north Indian music, Vedanta, and founded her own healing work called "bio-dialectic", a synthesis of bio dynamic craniosacral therapy; yogic energetic principles Thai massage, and other techniques.
This retreat will take place in the Southwest coastal region of Costa Rica. Farm of Life is specifically located in the outskirts of a rural mountain village called San Salvador, located halfway between Dominical and San Isidro.
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The price of this retreat includes daily healthy and cleansing meals. All meals will follow a 100% raw, 100% delicious, low-fat vegan plan. The extra simple diet will facilitate maximum awareness and cleansing. The benefits of a truly healthful raw diet and natural lifestyle are too numerous to list!
A healthy, cleansed, and detoxified body brings about a healthy mind and balanced emotions. Exciting and unprecedented spiritual growth can be expected, along with daily experiences of profound joy. It’s been said that knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Please be aware that during this retreat, you will be consuming only fresh natural fruits and vegetables. No processed foods, no grains, no animal products, and no coffee. Just the sun-kissed, earth-nourished foods nature intended for your body! If you want other food ingredients, please bring your own (nuts, seeds, super-foods, seaweed, grains, or foods that you may want to eat that is not provided).
Assistance and support will be given if you are not yet familiar with this level of natural diet. You will be sure to experience a healthful whole-body cleanse.
A range of unique experiences and adventures are available to book in conjunction with the scheduled activities for an extra cost. These include incredible waterfalls, scenic hikes, and adventures!
Visit beautiful, unspoiled stretches of beaches in Dominical, a popular surfer-tourist beach with shopping and restaurants. This journey will take about 45-minutes’ drive, as beaches are not within walking distance. Dominical is a popular place to surf, bodysurf, wade in caves, and enjoy a picnic under coconut palms. The cost of this activity can cost up to 45 USD per person, depending on which beach and driving distance.
An epic waterfall with a garden sanctuary, shaman’s cave, and majestic swimming holes. Be blown away by extraordinary beauty and fun, all-day hiking, and playing. The cost of this activity is 35 USD per person.
Join in the hike to the Jewel of the Sun for an exhilarating workout and cool off in the waterfalls and swimming holes along the way. The cost of this activity is 5 USD per person.
Hike to a private piece of paradise. These falls are quaint, intimate, and intoxicating! The cost of this activity is 12 USD per person.
Ride the local roads on horseback with Rancho Tranquilo and Linda’s gorgeous horses. The cost of this activity is 50 USD per person.
An amazing waterfall with two majestic drops, a large swimming pool, and caves. The cost of this activity is 15 USD per person, including a 30-minute hike to access the falls.
Take up surfing lessons at the world-renowned surfing beach Dominical.
Learn about living sustainably and organically on permaculture tours at nearby farms. The cost of this activity is 25 USD per person.
Go bird watching and other eco-thrills at Hacienda Baru, a coastal wildlife refuge, featuring incredible biological and eco-diversity. The cost of this activity is 35 USD per person.
You can book a massage on site with a reservation for an extra cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Farm of Life will pick you up from the airport.
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